Welcome!

  Welcome to the UK & Ireland Regional Student Chapter of the Society for Marine Mammalogy (SMM). Established in 2006, the chapter’s aim is to bring together students who are interested in and study marine mammals from across the United Kingdom & Ireland. Find out more about us here.

Introducing the UKIRSC 2023 Committee!

We are exicted to introduce you to the UKIRSC 2023 committee!   Julia Sutherland (SMRU, University of St. Andrews), Becca Hamilton (University of Manchester), Helen Hiley (Scottish Association for Marine Science), Maeva Terrapon (SMRU, University of St. Andrews) and Morgane Pommier (Atlantic Technological University (ATU)) from last year’s committee are joined by new committee members … Read more

UKIRSC 2022 – Workshops Announcement

 UKIRSC 2022 Conference Workshops   We are pleased to announce three workshops for the upcoming January 2022 conference! The exact timings of the workshops are yet to be confirmed, but we hope to be able to spread them out over the two day conference so that attendees do not have to choose between them. Further … Read more

2022 Conference Announcement

The 16th Annual Conference – January 2022!   Since the last conference in June, the organising committee has been working hard to develop another exciting programme. While we were determined to hold the next event in person, we have made the decision to hold UKIRSC 2022 virtually once more, given the uncertainty about winter restrictions. … Read more

Introducing the UKIRSC 2022 Committee!

We are exicted to introduce you to the UKIRSC 2022 committee!   Laura Palmer (University of Bristol) and James Robbins (University of Portsmouth) from last year’s committee are joined by Julia Sutherland (SMRU, University of St. Andrews), Becca Hamilton (University of Manchester), Helen Hiley (Scottish Association for Marine Science), Maeva Terrapon (SMRU, University of St. … Read more

Registration is now closed for UKIRSC21

Registration for UKIRSC21 has now closed, and we have had a record number of students apply to attend and present their work. If you are one of them, we will be in touch shortly!    

UKIRSC21 Registration is now OPEN!

The UK & Ireland Regional Student Chapter for the Society of Marine Mammalogy is pleased to announce:   Registration for our 15th annual conference is now OPEN         We welcome applications to present your work: Talk – 8 min (max) pre-recorded talk followed by live Q&As. Poster – available throughout the conference with the opportunity … Read more

Check out our 2021 workshops!

Workshops on offer at UKIRSC 2021   We’re very pleased to announce that we have three exciting workshops organised for the UKIRSC 2021 conference in June. The exact timings of the workshops are yet to be confirmed, but we hope to be able to spread them out over the two day conference so that attendees … Read more

Introductory talk by Dr Carol Sparling

Introducing our first invited speaker!   We are very pleased to announce that our UKIRSC 2021 introductory talk will be given by Dr Carol Sparling, Director of the Sea Mammal Research Unit and professional sponsor of the UKIRSC.  

2021 Conference… ONLINE!

THE CONFERENCE WILL BE HELD ONLINE   The UK and Ireland Regional Student Chapter (UKIRSC) of the Society for Marine Mammalogy (SMM) announces…   The 15th annual conference!    Due to the ongoing pandemic, the conference will be held online!  But as usual, you can expect your committee to do its best to organise a … Read more